Surveying Solutions to Securing On-Demand Routing Protocols in MANETs

A Mobile ad hoc NETwork or MANET is a wireless network of mobile devices that has the ability to self-configure and self-organise and is characterised by an absence of centralised administration and network infrastructure. An appreciable number of routing protocols used in a typical MANET have left the critical aspect of security out of consideration by assuming that all of its constituent nodes are trustworthy and non-malicious. In this paper, the authors discuss some of the major threats that such networks are vulnerable to, because of these inherently insecure protocols. The focus is specifically on the source-initiated and on-demand routing protocols.

Provided by: The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Topic: Mobility Date Added: Jul 2012 Format: PDF

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